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Sep 25, 2012 2:30pm PDT
process the extreme amounts of money that was being spent by the british government to protect you? >> first of all, it was not as extreme it. i had to shoulder some of the costs. there is a view of all of these government safe houses. i was never offered a government safe house. it was up to me to find a place tuesday. that made them very expensive. and i remember once saying to one of the police officers, supposing "the satanic verses" are not generating the kind of revenue -- suppose it was a poem. if he were protecting a poet with the kinds of funds that poets and normally have, what would you do? -- that poets would normally have, what would you do? and he said, we did not know that. anyone in britain who has been a target would be protected. sovereignty. tavis: you talk about what it felt like to be in hiding, and it brought on your feelings of shame and ashamed. >> i think it is humiliating to be put in a corner, is essentially locked up, and told, "and not talk, because he will make things worse." i felt it as a humiliation. it took me awhile to somewhat break those chains
Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
of i am going to put my country on the map, one thing we do is you have to have government. when there is a problem you fix it with government, so we made sure we address the issue and fixed it. tavis: you did not allegations you were personally profiting from the situation. >> it was ludicrous the idea or the perception or the thought , but my second book is going to be called, they tried to j. edgar hoover me. before there was me, there were many that were set up in different ways, and i do not want to get into that right now. tavis: there are some americans who have a real problem with people coming in from other countries and constantly waving their flags. you see it in boxing matches. you see it on the streets in protest where people are waving the flag of their home country, and some americans get really angry of that, and you are one of those immigrants who has been very proud about wearing the haitian flag, waving it. what do you say to americans who say if you love your country that much, stay there, but all that flag-waving in this country of other flags, you say what t
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
question because i am not looking for a government job. this is a very straightforward but. i would be alienating some people. i decided it was more important to get the facts on the table so people could understand there were different perspectives and it could have been avoided and it can still be fixed if main street voters need to rise up and make this an issue. tavis: iraq -- a fact that you wrote it. -- i appreciate the fact that you wrote it. the book is called "bull by the horns." that is our show for tonight. thank you for watching. as always, keep the faith. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis at tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a conversation with jeffrey sachs. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completeliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmarcommitted $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions t
Oct 3, 2012 2:30pm PDT
government, slashing help for precisely those who need it, slashing government's role in infrastructure, in science and technology, would take us so far away from what we need, i wish president obama had the revenues to do more, but it is the republican side that is blocking that because that party has one idea only. and that is to cut taxes for the rich. we have this multi-brazilian there running for office. his money is in the cayman island. he pays 13% in taxes. he says the most important thing is to cut the tax rates at the top for the. it is mind-boggling that we have this kind of blatant candidacy. people are hurting, people are upset. that is why this weirdness even has a choice. but it would take as exactly in the wrong direction. president obama could have done more and would have done more if the republican opposition had not blocked the end of the bush era tax cuts for the rich, for example. so romney is in quite a position to be blaming president obama for that when it is exactly this side that has made the kind of recovery we need so fleeting and evanescent. we need a strong re
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